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Investments

135

Portfolio Exits

5

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

1

Service Providers

1

About Sony Innovation Fund

Sony Innovation Fund is a corporate venture capital fund of Sony, dedicated to engaging with promising early-stage companies. Sony Innovation Fund has primary offices and resources in Japan, EU, Israel, and USA.

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Tokyo,

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Agility Robotics Raises $150M in Series B Funding

Apr 23, 2022

Agility Robotics , a Corvallis, OR-based creator and manufacturer of robots designed to work alongside people in logistics and warehouse environments, raised $150m in Series B funding. The round was led by DCVC and Playground Global with participation from The Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund, MFV Partners, ITIC, Robotics Hub, Safar Partners, Sony Innovation Fund, and TDK Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate R&D and scale its robot production, to continue expanding its operations and hiring in the U.S, doubling its headcount by 2024. Led by Damion Shelton, CEO, and Dr. Jonathan Hurst, CTO, Agility Robotics makes robots that are made for work, capable of doing limitless tasks as part of a blended human-robot workforce. The company has opened a new office in Pittsburgh, PA in addition to expanding its primary Oregon facilities and Palo Alto operations. FinSMEs

Sony Innovation Fund Investments

135 Investments

Sony Innovation Fund has made 135 investments. Their latest investment was in Helical Fusion as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Sony Innovation Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/10/2022

Seed VC

Helical Fusion

$0.5M

Yes

2

4/21/2022

Series B

Agility Robotics

$150M

No

6

4/11/2022

Unattributed VC

AmicaTerra

Yes

2

4/8/2022

Series B - II

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$99M

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10

3/31/2022

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

5/10/2022

4/21/2022

4/11/2022

4/8/2022

3/31/2022

Round

Seed VC

Series B

Unattributed VC

Series B - II

Series B

Company

Helical Fusion

Agility Robotics

AmicaTerra

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Amount

$0.5M

$150M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

6

2

10

10

Sony Innovation Fund Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Sony Innovation Fund has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SUSMED on December 24, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

12/24/2021

IPO

1

12/21/2020

IPO

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10

7/31/2020

IPO

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$99M

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10

11/19/2019

Acquired

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10

2/19/2019

Acq - Fin

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10

Date

12/24/2021

12/21/2020

7/31/2020

11/19/2019

2/19/2019

Exit

IPO

IPO

IPO

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

10

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Sony Innovation Fund Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Sony Innovation Fund has 2 funds, including Sony Innovation Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

7/31/2016

Sony Innovation Fund

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$0.1M

1

Innovation Growth Fund

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10

Closing Date

7/31/2016

Fund

Sony Innovation Fund

Innovation Growth Fund

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$0.1M

Sources

1

10

Sony Innovation Fund Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Sony Innovation Fund has 1 strategic partners and customers. Sony Innovation Fund recently partnered with ACTIV Surgical on October 10, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/29/2019

Partner

United States

Date

10/29/2019

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Sources

Sony Innovation Fund Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Sony Innovation Fund has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Commercial Bank

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Commercial Bank

Service Type

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Sony Innovation Fund Team

2 Team Members

Sony Innovation Fund has 2 team members, including current Managing Director, Joe Tou.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Joe Tou

Managing Director

Current

Ludovic Copéré

Senior Director

Current

Name

Joe Tou

Ludovic Copéré

Work History

Title

Managing Director

Senior Director

Status

Current

Current

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